Acacia Communications has been granted a patent for a CMOS integrated circuit designed for 5G networks. The circuit includes DACs, ADCs, a DSP, on-chip switching, and logic to receive data from multiple sources, combine it into a single stream, encode it, and transmit it using various transmission mediums. GlobalData’s report on Acacia Communications gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Integrated circuit for data processing and transmission in 5g networks

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Acacia Communications, Inc.

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11923910B1) discloses a CMOS integrated circuit designed to operate within a 5G network environment. The circuit includes digital-to-analogue converters (DACs), analogue-to-digital converters (ADCs), a digital signal processor (DSP), on-chip switching, an on-chip processor, and logic that enables the circuit to receive data from multiple sources in the network, combine the data into a single stream, encode it using the DSP, and transmit it to another device over various transmission mediums such as optical links, mm Wave links, radio links, and SERDES links.

Furthermore, the patent details additional functionalities of the CMOS integrated circuit, including the ability to decode incoming data streams, divide them into multiple streams, and transmit them back to respective data sources. The circuit is also capable of complex modulation schemes, conversion of data formats, and utilizing various DACs and ADCs per link to facilitate efficient data transmission. Additionally, the circuit can provide redundancy by transmitting data over multiple media, switch transmission mediums during operation, and adapt to link degradation by transmitting across different mm Wave bands. The patent highlights the versatility and advanced capabilities of the CMOS integrated circuit in managing data transmission across diverse transmission media within a 5G network environment.

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